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Van-Far eliminates Elsberry

Posted on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 1:49 pm

Elsberry Indians in a huddle with Coach Chad Twellman, center, during a timeout against Van Far in the Class 2 sectional game at Hannibal.
Submitted photo.

The Elsberry Indians closed out their season in the state quarterfinals last Wednesday against Van-Far.
The two teams had met twice earlier this season splitting the outcome. Elsberry came out on top in the conference matchup at home, while Van-Far took the win in the Bowling Green tournament in late January.
Fans of Van-Far will tell you when they are hot, they are hot. Against the Elsberry Indians one would say they were hot.
Van-Far couldn’t miss from the three point range and by halftime had a 33-19 commanding lead on Elsberry.
In the second half Elsberry held Van-Far to just one three point basket, but the damage had already been done and they couldn’t overcome the deficit losing the game 61-39.
Only one Indian managed double figures on the night. Garik Hill led Elsberry with 12 points.
“As for the season I am so proud of the boys. We played another brutal schedule and I saw them improve as the year went along. They worked so hard even when things were not going their way. They are a talented group and I look forward to getting to work in the off season to prepare for next year,” said Twellman.
In his fourth season as head coach, Chad Twellman, has advanced the team farther than many coaches do in lots of years.
In those four years he has connected with his seniors and appreciates their four years of hard work and dedication to the team.
“I will really miss them,” said Twellman.
The future looks bright for Elsberry as the team will only lose two seniors.

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